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Betting preview: SuperSport United vs Chippa United

SuperSport United will square off with Chippa United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in their first DStv Premiership match of the 2022-23 season on Sunday evening.


Matsatsantsa had a disappointing campaign last season especially after parting ways with head coach Kaitano Tembo as they narrowly managed to finish in the top eight last season after ending the final day level on 40 points with Golden Arrows, beating them on goal difference.


The Tshwane giants have since roped in former coach Gavin Hunt, who guided Matsatsantsa to a historic three consecutive Premiership titles between 2008 and 2010.

Meanwhile, Chippa United fought hard for their survival last campaign as they narrowly avoided relegation to the GladAfrica Champions (now Motsepe Foundation Championship) after finishing the campaign in 14th place.

However, the Chilli Boys went through a number of coaching changes last season after appointing Kurt Lentjies in place of Gavin Hunt before putting Lentjies on special leave and appointing Daine Klate as the new head coach for the season ahead.

“There has to be a way the club and coaches or trainers align in the way each party thinks. SuperSport has the DNA that I like, and they like the way I will take this club forward,” Gavin Hunt said.

“I am really excited and looking forward to the challenge ahead, especially to work with the younger players at the club and build the team to ensure the club is successful and competitive In the PSL. I am looking forward to this challenge.”

“Mandates don’t really faze me, and we don’t think too far, and obviously, no one wants to fight relegation, everybody wants to be in the top eight, challenge for trophies, so it is no different with Chippa,” Klate told the media at the DStv Premiership launch in Randburg,” Daine Klate said.

“I don’t think I am under pressure; I have nothing to lose and everything to gain; this is the first time I’m coaching at a high level, and I am not a magician; I can’t just make magic; I can’t just change things in the space of one or two days.

“But for the most part, this is a promotion, and the reason I am here in the first team is because of how well the Diski team boys performed in the Diski league, so ultimately, it is a promotion for me because I have done well, then now you progress to the next level, I spent three years in the Diski team, it has been a fantastic journey for me, and I’m looking forward to this new challenge.”

When SuperSport and Chippa went toe-to-toe last campaign, both Matsatsantsa and the Chilli Boys walked away with two points apiece after playing out to a goalless draw at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium before they earned a point after the return leg ended 1-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.

Gavin Hunt is expected to have a fully fit squad for their encounter against the Chilli Boys with no injuries or suspensions, while Daine Klate will have his entire squad at his disposal with the exception of Jemondre Dickens, who remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Thamsanqa Gabuza, who finished as the club’s top scorer last season, will be hoping to reach double figures in the new campaign after netting just seven goals in 28 league appearances last term.

Khanyisile Mayo will be relishing the chance to get a crack at his former club and showcase his talent for the Chilli Boys after only making two appearances for SuperSport last season.

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